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Topic # 138584 9-Jan-2014 18:57
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Hi all

Over the last week, I've successfully trialed both UnBlock US and Unotelly to access NetFlix and HuluPlus on our Apple Tvs.  

The trials have just run out, so now I have choose between UnBlock US or Unotelly (or something else) on a paid basis.

In terms of performance, both seem the same.  The Unotelly options on their setup pages seem complicated and am not sure that I fully understand all of the numerous options.  UnBlock US is quite simple on the other hand.

So, what are the pros and cons of UnBlock and Unotelly, which one do you recommend - or is their a better solution out there to be able to access the likes of Netflix / Hulu etc.

Note I'm still in the trial period for Netflix (1 month) and HuluPlus (around a week from memory)

thanks in advance

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  Reply # 964053 9-Jan-2014 19:21
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Unotelly because its $12/year cheaper ($3.99 instead of $4.99)for a service that works just as well as Unblock-US.

I personally use unblock-us because they support a TV network that unotelly does not anymore. Prior to that I was using unotelly and Netflix/hulu+ worked just fine but they stopped supporting this TV network that my family watches.




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  Reply # 964102 9-Jan-2014 20:13
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Never tried unotelly but I find unblock US faultless.

There is even an iPhone app which let's you switch Netflix regions with one click.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 964125 9-Jan-2014 20:46
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PoHq: Never tried unotelly but I find unblock US faultless.

There is even an iPhone app which let's you switch Netflix regions with one click.


yeah the region switching for netflix is great...wish they'd implement youtube region switching as wel.




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  Reply # 964139 9-Jan-2014 21:09
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Unblock-US for the region switching capability.. 

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  Reply # 964205 9-Jan-2014 23:41
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I'm very fond of Overplay.net - I only take up the DNS service which is sufficient for me but VPN services are available.
They also offer a Netflix region switch




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  Reply # 964233 10-Jan-2014 01:16
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semigeek: Unblock-US for the region switching capability.. 


+ 1 on this - and Unblock provides excellent, no-nonsense support. If they don't 'support' a particular service and have no plans to do so, they will simply come out and say just that so that there is clarity. Eg: Netflix 3D outside the USA.

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  Reply # 964249 10-Jan-2014 06:16
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+1 For Unblock Us I have used it for a long time.




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  Reply # 964259 10-Jan-2014 08:14
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i use unblock-us but have used unotelly and found it easy to use also

yes their options (unotelly ) do seem confusing for a new user . Unotelly users are also are able to switch regions on the top service





 

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  Reply # 964261 10-Jan-2014 08:18
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The unotelly region switching is no problem. It works off a web page that you bookmark. You can have netflix set up for one region, and two other channels set up for two other regions. Eg US netflix and UKTV at the same time.

I like unotelly because you are only changing the DNS settings for the pc(s) you are using to watch tv on. I think for unblockus the settings are changed at your router?




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  Reply # 964262 10-Jan-2014 08:23
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You can enter the DNS for unblock US wherever you choose. Per device or at router level. I have mine in the router.

To the OP, I think they are probably neck and neck it will be personal preference. Both are dirt cheap, both have a free trial and both are non contract so you can leave anytime.





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  Reply # 964264 10-Jan-2014 08:29
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turb: The unotelly region switching is no problem. It works off a web page that you bookmark. You can have netflix set up for one region, and two other channels set up for two other regions. Eg US netflix and UKTV at the same time.

I like unotelly because you are only changing the DNS settings for the pc(s) you are using to watch tv on. I think for unblockus the settings are changed at your router?


Either.  I use unblock at the router level...means all my devices are covered - and for things like a lot of tvs and rokus, they cannot have the DNS changed locally (where computers and apple tvs can be)




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  Reply # 964266 10-Jan-2014 08:31
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Oh and with unotelly you can watch different regions at the same time on different devices eg uk netflix on the htpc and us netflix on your laptop.




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  Reply # 964268 10-Jan-2014 08:37
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Getflix.com.au Ozzie site with lower cost. Still on the trial.

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  Reply # 964411 10-Jan-2014 11:37
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eracode:
+ 1 on this - and Unblock provides excellent, no-nonsense support. If they don't 'support' a particular service and have no plans to do so, they will simply come out and say just that so that there is clarity. Eg: Netflix 3D outside the USA.


Ah, I didn't realise they don't support 3D outside of America. I use Netflix on my PS3 and have successfully watched quite a few of the 3D IMAX titles... sometimes they say the title is unavailable and try again later (or words to that effect), but I find if you try it again straight afterwards it usually works.

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  Reply # 964436 10-Jan-2014 12:26
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Hi
I have used both.  I had a few issues with Unblock-US around performance and ended up switching to Unotelly.   Not relly a lot of difference and they are both pretty cheap.  Very easy to switch between them as well so just pick one give it an extended try and then change if you have any problems.  This is what I did.
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